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  • 1.  Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-13-2019 13:17
    Is anyone using videos to do first chemotherapy education sessions? If you are, what has been the response from patients and families? How often do you offer the video and is there other teaching that goes along with it?

    Susan Bruce MSN RN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Raleigh NC

  • 2.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-14-2019 09:09
    Edited by Guy Krakowski 05-14-2019 09:10
    We recently started using a 20 minute video for our chemo teachings, and we have had positive responses from the patients and the RN's.   After completion of the video, we then discuss the specific medications they will receive and any education to coincide with them.​

    Guy Krakowski RN-BSN OCN
    Oncology Manager
    Karmanos Cancer Institute
    Bay City MI


  • 3.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-15-2019 06:33
    Which videos do you use or do you create them in your facility?

    Kathryn Ciccolini MSN, AGACNP-BC, OCN, DNC

  • 4.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-15-2019 09:56
    We created our own that we use system wide.​

    Guy Krakowski RN-BSN OCN
    Oncology Manager
    Karmanos Cancer Institute
    Bay City MI


  • 5.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-15-2019 07:01
    Can you share more about the video? Is it something your facility created or something you purchased from an outside educational source? I am intrested in utilizing something like this in our practice.  Thank you

    Lisa Cahee Stevens BSN, RN, OCN
    Clinical Coordinator
    Landmark Cancer Center
    North Smithfield, RI

  • 6.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-15-2019 08:00
    ​What video are you using?    We have considered this approach as well.
    Thank you

    Ruth VanGerpen RN MS
    Lincoln NE

  • 7.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-15-2019 09:08
    We have talked about a video to assist with teaching. Anyway you could share the video to give us ideals.

    Janada Jenkins RN
    Velma OK

  • 8.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-15-2019 09:17
    I'm glad to see there is so much interest in this topic.
    Susan Bruce, CNS

  • 9.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-15-2019 10:10



    Can you tell me the name of the video and how to obtain it.


    Maxine Fairbanks RN BSN CBCN

    Cancer Center at Harrington

    Harrington Healthcare System

    55 Sayles Street

    Southbridge, MA 01550

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  • 10.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-16-2019 08:10
    Could you share your video
    thank you

    Margaret Sacks RN
    Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute
    Ormond Beach FL

  • 11.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-15-2019 10:35
    ​Did your group produce the video and if not where can other people find this ?


    Michele Schonbrunner
    Wellspan Gynecologic Oncology
    York PA

  • 12.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-16-2019 08:04

    We have decided to create our own videos also. we have decided to conduct education sessions for the most common teaching topics
    1) Chemotherapy (general)
    2) Neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia
    3) Fatigue and Exercise
    4) Pain
    5) Coping
    6) Nutrition

    At first we had thought of conducting regular classroom sessions, but then thought this is not standardized and would be difficult to maintain. Thus we thought of videos. We recorded our first one, which was basically a powerpoint presentation of the contents of the educational session, with a voice over. But then we felt this was a little boring, so this time around we are going to be doing some animations, and we will also try another recording with various multidisciplinary team members each taking a few minutes to talk in the 20-minute video in order to keep it more "active".

    I would love to know what others are doing, and what kind of videos they are showing. 



    Rebecca El-Asmar, MSN, RN, AOCNS
    Adult Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
    American University of Beirut, Medical Center
    Beirut, Lebanon

  • 13.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-16-2019 08:34
    Edited by Regina Carlisle 05-16-2019 08:35
    ​We made a narrated video of our chemo class. We offer it as a DVD and hope to have it online soon, as an alternative to attending our live class.

    The ACS has a resource that may be of interest to some. On their website, they have education video programs from Emmi solutions about chemo and radiation. They are available in English and Spanish. We really like their radiation program. The chemo program is good too although we chose not to use it because there were a few areas that didn't quite match up with what we teach. Click here for the link.

    Regina Carlisle BSN RN OCN
    Shaker Heights OH

  • 14.  RE: Chemo teaching

    Posted 05-21-2019 09:24
    ​We use general information about Cancer in general and chemotherapy in general. Then we individualized our teaching to be more specific to patient Treatment plan.

    Patricia Barrowcliff RN, BSN, OCN
    Charach Cancer Treatment Center
    PNC Committee